CLEAR WORK AREA
You only need clear a small area, by placing items already in the loft to one side. There's no need to remove items from the loft altogether, as you can build the deck in stages and put items back on to an area you’ve completed. Insulate between the joists if it's not already been done, but temporarily roll back any insulation that sits over the joists (this will be put back later). Make sure you have all your tools ready – you only need a tape measure, an electric drill and the screws that are supplied with the StoreFloor kits.
Align the Tri-Supports along the joists, avoiding obstacles and spacing them 610mm apart. Screw the supports into the joists through the two pre-drilled holes.
SLIDE ON STEEL BEAMS
Slide the galvanised steel Cross-Beams on to the supports and secure them through the pre-drilled holes and slots. The sliding nature of the Cross-Beams gives you adjustment in case your joists are unevenly-spaced apart. There is no need for the Cross-Beams to meet exactly in the middle.
If you're going to lay StoreFloor close to the edge of your loft space, then you may not have enough room to slide on the final Cross-Beam. In this case, just assemble the final set of Cross-Beams on to the Tri-Supports (without screwing anything in just yet) before placing the latter on to the joists, then lift them all up as one sub-assembly into place.
FIT THE UNI-SUPPORTS (OPTIONAL)
If you are using Uni-Supports, simply slide these underneath the Cross-Beams and secure them with a screw through a slot in the top of the Cross-Beam, and another through the hole in the foot of the Uni-Support into the joist. In our standard kits, we supply one Uni-Support for every second Cross-Beam. For more information on Uni-Supports see our Frequently Asked Questions.
TOP UP INSULATION
Roll the top-up insulation between the Cross-Beams, making sure it fits snugly around the supports.
Secure the deck by screwing loft boards into the top of the Cross-Beams. The screws self-tap into the metal; there is no need to align the screws with the slots in the top of the Cross-Beams. You don't need to stagger the boards; the deck is strong enough with them just laid next to each other.
Watch the video
NEED MORE HELP?
Our short installation video shows how to install LoftZone StoreFloor.
You can also download our full installation guide here. This includes answers to common questions, including how to fit a loft ladder and what to do if you need to build the deck close to a wall.
Fitting is an easy DIY job. If you’d like someone else to fit it for you, please contact us or Book a Survey.